[ubuntu-uk] iPlayer + Ubuntu + Firefox + Squid = Broken

Harry Rickards hrickards at l33tmyst.com
Sat Feb 7 13:11:40 GMT 2009


On Sat, 7 Feb 2009 13:07:38 +0000, Chris Rowson
<christopherrowson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > 2009/2/7 Chris Rowson <christopherrowson at gmail.com>:
>> >> Hi there,
>> >>
>> >> I don't know if anyone else has come across this, but I'll ask
anyway.
>> >>
>> >> I'm trying to visit iPlayer on my Ubuntu laptop using Firefox, but I
>> keep
>> >> getting the message 'content unavailable, please try again later' (or
>> >> along
>> >> those lines). If I visit iPlayer using a Windows PC with Firefox I
>> >> don't
>> >> receive the message.
>> >>
>> >> I'm pretty sure that it must have something to do with the proxy I
>> >> have
>> >> to
>> >> go out through when I'm at this location. It's a Squid proxy (running
>> >> on
>> >> Ubuntu Dapper) and I can only think that there must be some kind of
>> >> incompatibility somewhere. If I don't go through the proxy (for
>> >> instance
>> >> if
>> >> I'm at home) then iPlayer works fine.
>> >>
>> >> Has anyone seen anything like this before, does anyone have any
>> >> suggestions?
>> >
>> > Could the squid be blocking the port the media from iPlayer streams
on?
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Kris Douglas
>> >       Softdel Limited Hosting Services
>> >       Web: www.softdel.co.uk
>> >       Mastil: kris at softdel.co.uk
>> >
>> > Company No. 6135915
>> > Registered in England and Wales
>>
>>
>> Have you setup the proxy for Firefox, or for the whole system? If just
>> for
>> Firefox, Flash may not be using the proxy, thus the error.
>>
> 
> I've set it up for just Firefox. I'm using CrunchBang at the moment and
it
> doesn't have a general system proxy option like Ubuntu Gnome (as far as I
> can see). Sites like youtube work though.
> 
> Chris


Can you access Youtube without the proxy though, as it may be that Firefox
is using the proxy whilst Flash is just using a direct connection? 

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